When it comes to Thoroughbred racing and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., too much, it seems, is never enough.
Racing at Saratoga Race Course happens six days a week, often with at least 10 races per card, a schedule unmatched by any other track in the country. The city is saturated with equine iconography. A statue of Native Dancer sits prominently at the end of Union Avenue and the entrance of Congress Park. The calendar is filled with racing-related events, both on-track and off.
Nonetheless, Katie Sharp, Justin Nicholson, and Dan Tordjman sensed a void—an audience not being served, an opening for a one-of-a-kind, ambitious, blockbuster event that would, they hope, draw even more people to this small city situated midway between New York City and Montreal.
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